Abdul-Aziz Abdul-Shafi

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Full name Abdul-Aziz Mostafa Abdul-Shafy
Date of birth (1952-12-25) December 25, 1952 (age 62)
Place of birth Cairo, Egypt

Abdul-Aziz Abdul-Shafy (Arabic : عبد العزيز عبد الشافي) (commonly known as Zizo) is an Egyptian Manager (born on December 25, 1952), known as 'Zizo'. He was a former Footballer he used to play as a striker for Al-Ahly and Egypt.

He was caretaker manager of the first team at Al-Ahly after the resignation of Hossam El-Badry.

Football career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Zizo played within Al-Ahly youth ranks since the age of 15. He became a member of the senior team when he was 17.

He spent ten years with Al-Ahly, scoring over 100 goals for the club through all ranks.

He was dubbed one of the most talented footballers in the history of Egypt, but had to retire at the age of 27 due to a serious injury.

International career[edit]

Zizo played about 32 matches with his national side Egypt.

He is one of very few Egyptian footballers to make his Egypt debut at the age of 17.

Managing career[edit]


After he retired in 1982, Zizo was immediately appointed football director for Al-Ahly, winning the CAF Champions League in 1982.

He worked as an assistant manager to Mahmoud El-Gohary for the Egypt in the early 1990s. They won the 1992 Arab Cup in Syria.

Zizo also coached the Egypt Olympic team in 1999.

He managed several Egyptian clubs including Al-Ittihad Al-Sakndary, Al-Masry, Baladeyet Al-Mahalla, Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab and Asmant Suez.

He led Baladeyet Al-Mahalla to the final of Egyptian Cup in 2002 for the first time in the club's history.

Saudi Arabia[edit]

In Saudi Arabia, Zizo worked with Al-Ahli Jeddah between 1986 and 1987. He won the KSA Youth Championship title & Regional title the club in 1987.

A few years later, he joined Al Ittihad as he won the KSA Youth Championship title in 1993.


In Lebanon, Zizo won the Lebanese Premier League with Nejmeh in 2004 and 2005.

He also won the Lebanese Super Cup and Lebanese Elite Cup


As a Footballer with Al-Ahly he won;

As director of football with Al-Ahly

CAF Champions League 1982

As manager of Nejmeh: